Living Life Day by Day

… and coming up for air with words and photos

Fun Friday: We really did it!

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Mom and son

She: couldn’t wait to have this photo taken;

He: couldn’t wait to have it all over and done with so he could get home to some dinner


They: were both happy with his gold medal judo performance in Guadeloupe over the weekend :)


Click here for more thoughts on: What does it take to make a winner?

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Day by day work

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

“Our work-a-day lives are filled with opportunities to bless others. The power of a single glance or an encouraging smile must never be underestimated.”
G. Richard Rieger

“Oh, how easy it must be to be good when one has the power of doing good!”
Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

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What does it take to make a winner?


Nathan throws

The throw

Nathan wins

The win

In the winners' circle (Nathan is on the left)

The trophy | My winner, my hero (standing tall on the left)

These photos are from Nathan’s competition in Guadeloupe in 2014 where he won gold in his category.  At 16 years old he defeated an adult and demonstrated that age in some instances is but a number.

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Soul Sunday: “F” is for Faith :)

What words do the letters in the alphabet represent for you? Here are some thoughts from The Anime Series because “F” stands for Faith :-)

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WordPress Photo Challenge: Broken glass & broken heart

My second submission for this week’s WordPress Photo challenge: “For this challenge, capture something broken: an old window, a vintage sign, a toy never fixed, a contemplative friend. Or go deeper: find beauty in something broken.”


My son Nathan broke my favourite teapot accidentally while washing up one night. I was so stunned I couldn’t speak (being at a loss for words is not the norm for me), not even when I was told “it was an accident, but at least it’s clean”.  Continue reading


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